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On Monday, Metro’s board announced that it and Neal Cohen—the former aerospace and airline executive whom the board had selected as its top pick for general manager—“mutually agreed” to end job negotiations. The board added that “discussions with candidates are actively underway.” D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh told the Washington Post: “You know that ‘Peanuts’ cartoon where Lucy pulls the football out from Charlie Brown? That’s how I feel.”


  • PG County police fatally shot a suspect in an alleged carjacking that ended in Southeast. [NBC4, Fox5DC]
  • The Nationals have a new manager in Dusty Baker, whose career in baseball spans decades. [City Desk]
  • More than a dozen Caribbean countries aren’t thrilled that the District declared them “tax havens.” [WAMU]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser doesn’t seem to have much to say about FreshPAC other than that it’s legal. [Loose Lips]
  • The Post dubs Northeast’s Ivy City “the next cool D.C. neighborhood you have never heard of.” [Post]


  • Another Chapter in the Salmonella Saga: Fig & Olive says a “third party” is responsible for dozens of its customers getting sick from food it served in September. An attorney representing several diners calls B.S.
  • Cops vs. Hollywood: The D.C. Police Union joined a national boycott against Quentin Tarantino’s films.
  • Underground Food: Metro may allow food and retail sales in stations. Too bad riders are losing patience.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Caribbean is furious at the District. [WAMU]
  • Muriel Bowser plays it cagey on FreshPAC. [LL]
  • What if Metro had a general manager? Maybe someday. [WAMU, City Desk]
  • LL considers a Metro brawl. [City Desk]
  • DCBOE chief heads out. [WAMU]
  • The District no longer owns Skyland. [WBJ]
  • Post ed board: come on, Mendo. [Post]
  • Police union has a “Jackie Frown” after Quentin Tarantino  [City Desk]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Georgetown’s Exorcist steps gets commemorated by the city. [Arts Desk]
  • The Kennedy Center will renovate its Terrace Theater. [Post]
  • Picks of Kendrick Lamar‘s Lincoln Theatre show. [Bandwidth]
  • Listen to Pinky KillaCorn‘s new mixtape. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of D.C. residents all dressed up for Halloween. [DCist]
  • At Pop Culture Happy Hour taping, guest Fred Armisen reps Dischord Records and D.C. punk. [Washingtonian]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s 12 best fall restaurant openings [Thrillist]
  • Plenty of new restaurants and development coming to Ivy City. [Post]
  • Where to find the best decaf coffee [Washingtonian]
  • Five new reasons to dine out on Mondays [Zagat]
  • Cava Grill goes through 48,000 heads of cabbage a year. [Eater]
  • Sugar Shack Donuts and 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza coming to Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]
  • Metro may allow in-station food and beverage sales. [WBJ]